As the calendar year end approaches, for many accountants this also heralds the excitement (sic!) of the financial year end. Whether corporate accountant or auditor, it can also signal an intensely pressurised and stressful period. Experience will have shown that this is when many career transition decisions are made and businesses can lose some of their most coveted staff.
Read Mark Lee's article 'Why gamble with ambitious professionals' to find out how to really make a difference in the war of attrition. Whether you are considering a career move but would like first to articulate what could make a difference to your current career satisfaction or whether you are a partner, director or senior manager wanting to improve retention, you will find this article valuable.
Mark describes the critical considerations:
- Recognising talent at all levels in the organisation - not just the partner/director group
- Understanding why staff really choose to leave
- The importance of evidencing the business's commitment to the individual (which includes investment in training, coaching, mentoring)
- The value of ongoing feedback and stimulation
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